Project: Germany

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Germany/German Roots Project
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Welcome to the Germany Project! This project is for those who have German heritage, live in Germany, or have a special interest in German history.



Our mission is to make all things Germany and German Roots related more accessable for all. We hope that this will help facilitate collaboration among members, particularly between people living in Germany and family history researchers with German Roots from around the entire world.

We encourage those with German heritage, and people living in Germany, to participate and make sure that every person who lived in Germany (or previously German/Prussian regions) are accounted for on wikitree.

How to Join

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Additional information:

  • Add your name and research interests to the list of members' interests here.
  • Please request to join our google group, the place where members communcate and updates are posted. Follow this link to request to join: Germany Google group please provide your wikitree ID with request so we know who you are.

Volunteer Requirements

  1. Collaborate and work together to make German genealogy research easier for all.
  2. Create a supportive, active and encouraging place for each other to navigate our German Roots together!


The Germany project is all about collaboration between wikitreers world-wide. Without collaboration profile improvement would be especially difficult.

The Germany project is a place for all things German. We encourage collaboration, teamwork, and helping each other.

  • Link together existing Germany/German Roots sub projects and teams
  • Encourage new teams to be created
  • Encourage collaboration between Germany based users and people from around the world with German roots
  • Promote and facilitate German genealogical research

Plans For The Future

What we hope to achieve in the future:

  • Increase German membership on wikitree
  • Collaborate effectively and multi-lingually
  • Ensure all project content is offered in both German and English translations across the board
  • Have teams with clearly defined roles and expectations
  • Translate every help page on wikitree into German
  • Overhaul categories
  • Prussia team renewal

Task List

  1. Add related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Add sticker to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  5. Contact one of the project Leaders to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection. This will protect them from an incorrect merge.
  6. Profiles of family members are correct and documented.
  7. Profiles are linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.
  8. Work on sources for unsourced profiles
  9. Work with the Global Cemeteries Project to ensure cemeteries in Germany are photographed and records added to WikiTree.


The Germany project has many stickers and templates available to be used on profiles.

See the Germany Project Templates Page for more details.

Project Team Pages

The Germany project is split into sub-projects and teams to facilitate collaboration and member participation.



  • Germany Project Translation Team - translators dedicated to helping translate the wikitree help pages into German and also offering translation assistance to other wikitreers.
  • Germany Profile Improvers Team - the profile improvers team is for anyone interested in improving profiles. If you like to add sources, or work on bio building, or other aspects of profile improvement, you will find a team to suit your interests here.



  • Germanna Colonies America - German settlement in the Colony of Virginia, North America that was populated by multiple waves of immigrants starting in 1714.

Special Interest


Proposed sub-Projects and team ideas

If you have an idea for a team that isn't already covered above then you can suggest it on the Space:Germany Project Ideas Proposal Page or add your name to an idea already listed.


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